ENVIRONMENT AND THE RAILROADS, PROGRAMS AND COSTS
In 1970 sixteen specific categories were identified by the railroads as sources of pollution, attention to which, if successful, would lead to controlling these sources and thus contribute significantly to an improvement in the quality of air and water. Other objectives were to reduce noise, assist burgeoning communities with their ever increasing problem of waste removal, control the growth of weeds and brush for esthetic reasons and to reduce fire hazards, improve sanitary facilities on railroad equipment, and generally to be responsive to society's sensible desire to improve its health, safety, and appearance. This is the first time a comprehensive compilation has been made, or has been possible to make, of what the railroads are doing, and what it is costing them to do it, to improve the quality of the environment through attention to sixteen specific categories of pollution control and abatement. The report that will be possible at the end of 1973 is certain to show the programs to be well along and by 1975 the full impact will be possible to assess.
Association of American Railroads50 F Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20001-1564
- Publication Date: 1973-1
- Pagination: 38 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Costs; Diesel electric locomotives; Diesel engine exhaust gases; Diesel engines; Dust; Electric power plants; Environmental protection; Fire causes; Fire prevention; Freight cars; Freight service; Locomotives; Maintenance facilities; Noise; Noise control; Open top cars; Prevention; Railroad ties; Traffic; Vegetation control; Waste disposal; Wastes; Water pollution
- Old TRIS Terms: Cross tie disposal; Freight car disposal; Human waste; Maintenance shops; Waste materials traffic
- Subject Areas: Environment; Finance; Freight Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Railroads; Security and Emergencies; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00051349
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Status Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 17 1974 12:00AM